Finally, monsoon has arrived in India. Safe drinking water is a basic need of human being. But unclean drinking water is the main culprit for ill health in India and other developing countries. There is an increasing incidence of water-borne and food borne disease during monsoon. So we can prevent more than 50% of the diseases if we succeed in providing safety in our society.
Let’s see how we can do that :
Common waterborne diseases are diarrhea typhoid fever, cholera, dysentery, hepatitis, etc.
Good personal hygiene
- Wash hands thoroughly with soapy water for at least 20 seconds.
- Wash hands after using the toilet and handling animals (dogs, cats) contact with animal’s
quarters, cleaning up animal faces.
Use good environmental management
- Clean the surrounding area using hot water detergent.
Take food safely
- Wash or peat raw vegetables and fruits fare eating.
- Do not eat unhygienic food on the street.
Wash hands, kitchen work surfaces utensils after contact with raw meat or poultry
Clean and sanitize all utensils, equipment surfaces before and after each use
Avoid preparing food for others while you have symptoms for 48 hrs after you recover
Drink safe water purified water
- Do not drink untreated water from lakes, ponds or shallow wells.
- Do not drink tap water while traveling to a high-risk destination unless the water source
been properly treated.
- Drink boiled water only.
- There are many water purifiers in the market that you can opt for starting from RO to UV.
Because UV water purifier can remove bacteria, viruses from the water.
These things should be get followed to save yourself from water and food borne disease. Have a healthy life.
Ashwin is the author of this article who works as a content writer at CouponMoto. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author.